Weekend wardrobe calls for casualness and ease, but the ways to achieve that vary depending on our activities. For a walk around cities, we may want something sleek and edgy for an effortlessly urban chic look, like leather pants, leopard scarf, or studded booties. For a getaway, comfort is key. Jacket, top and chunky scarf build up ideal layers for us to adjust to different temperatures while loose fit jeans and ballet flat making commute a lot easier.
In Chinese: 周末我们总会穿得休闲些，但根据场合和活动的不同，我们休闲搭配的侧重点也有不同，比如如果仅仅是周末在市区里的一些活动，像逛街购物或和朋友聚餐等，选择些有都市感的、线条简洁、图案典雅的单品，秋冬典型的有皮裤、豹纹或铆钉装饰的包包、鞋子或围巾等。如果周末要外出度假，舒适和便于活动就更重要了，洋葱式的穿法外加围巾、帽子等有助于我们适应室内外的各种温度，宽松的裤款和平底鞋也让旅行更方便舒适。
Leopard scarf never goes out of style. You can see them every fall/winter. But traditional leopard scarf is predictable and can easily put us in a dreaded situation: matching a stranger’s outfit. To avoid this and make yourself stand out from the crowd stylishly, consider adding colors to your leopard scarf. Yes, colors!
Colors can instantly give characters to the traditional leopard: olive-green is edgy and chic (like the one on Heidi Klum); red is more glamorous and sexy (like Miranda Kerr’s); purple is romantic with a little bit of mystery (like Ana Beatriz Barros’s look); high contrast black and white is modern graphic (like this stylish, affordable version). The list goes on…
From today’s three looks above, you can see how a colored leopard scarf really makes the whole outfit stand out: Heidi Klum’s military style leopard scarf adds texture and cool-girl vibe to her sleek neutral outfit while the color blends harmoniously with the rest; Miranda Kerr’s red leopard scarf brightens up the whole monochrome look while standing in vivid contrast against to her floral Prada bag; Ana Beatriz Barros’s purple leopard scarf along with her red coated jeans gives a carefree vibe to the whole look while still having an attractive girly flair.
Below are my favorite colored leopard scarves, which one do you like the most?
Leopard is such a special and magic print. It’s powerful enough to transform a plain outfit into a chic one or … a vulgar one.
Leopard can be such a beloved print, I think Christian Dior who first used it as a print and not fur in its 1947 spring-summer collection should at the top of my list I’m thankful for. Others in the list include Yves Saint Laurent who developed the print and Dolce & Gabbana who even used leopard as a signature feature.
Thanks to all the talented designers, leopard can be today’s leopard, not the name of a fur, even not just the name of a print, it becomes a symbol of sophistication and elegance.
To me, the best way to rock this print is with accessories of course. You know I’m a big believer in accessorizing. A leopard scarf, my featured item today, or a pair of leopard pumps, which I will definitely discuss soon, will effortlessly add chicness to any outfit without be whelming. Let’s see how this star rocked her leopard scarf (picture from Instyle):